WFMU DJ Gaylord Fields explores the sixties phenomenon of fake Beatles albums. This is part of Adult Education, a Brooklyn-based monthly event series where various speakers present brief, multimedia lectures on a shared theme.
February 9, 2014 Subject:
What a hoot to watch! I never knew there were so many "fake Beatle" groups back then.I enjoyed this. I recommend anyone watch this if you're looking for a chuckle. The speaker makes it very funny. Two thumbs up.
August 20, 2009 Subject:
How many "fake Beatles" groups were there? More than I ever thought.
This was a treat to find and watch. I've been a fan of The Beatles as well as each of the members individually for about 40 years. I never knew there were so many "knock-off" groups nor that the lengths to which they went to force a (non-) similarity were so extreme. It's hilarious to see how so many people tried to cash in on the success of The Beatles and how ludicrous it was for practically all of them to even try.
This video is highly recommended for Beatles fans particularly and also for music history fans, not to mention just anyone who likes to laugh. This is funny even if you're not a Beatles fan. Give it a watch. I think you'll like it.